GLSA-200908-05 : Subversion: Remote execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 40630


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200908-05 (Subversion: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Matt Lewis of Google reported multiple integer overflows in the libsvn_delta library, possibly leading to heap-based buffer overflows.
Impact :

A remote attacker with commit access could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted commit to a Subversion server, or a remote attacker could entice a user to check out or update a repository from a malicious Subversion server, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the server or client.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Subversion users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/subversion-1.6.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40630

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200908-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/20

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:subversion, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2411

BID: 35983

OSVDB: 56856

GLSA: 200908-05

CWE: 189